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    Proven Strategies for Helping Young Children Learn to Read

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by in Adolescent and Child Psychologist in Dayton, OH
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    If I could wave a magic wand and do something that would give every child a better chance in life, it would be to instill in each and every one of them a love of reading.   Too many children experience … Continue reading

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    Understanding Learning Disabilities, Part II

    Posted on December 7, 2012 by in Adolescent and Child Psychologist in Dayton, OH
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    In my last post I discussed the definition of a learning disability and some of the factors that lead to detection and the decision to do a formal assessment. In this post I’ll talk about how such assessments are done, … Continue reading

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    Understanding Learning Disabilities, Part I

    Posted on October 5, 2012 by in Adolescent and Child Psychologist in Dayton, OH
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    One of the most common reasons for families to consult with me is because of problems with schoolwork. Sometimes a child’s performance in school suffers because of poor attention, the inability to sit still or concentrate. Sometimes behavioral or emotional … Continue reading

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    Take a Deep Breath!

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Adolescent and Child Psychologist in Dayton, OH
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    In my work with children and families, one of the things I spend a lot of time doing is making suggestions that I think might help them address the problem that brought them to see me.  One of the most … Continue reading

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    What’s my job? What’s yours?

    Posted on June 6, 2012 by in Adolescent and Child Psychologist in Dayton, OH

    child psychologist daytonIn my years of working with children, teenagers, parents and families I have found that people come to therapy with many different expectations. Kids under 10 are the easiest – they usually don’t have expectations, they just came because their parents brought them. Teenagers are a bit more complex – sometimes they are on board, and have a problem they want to address. Sometimes they’ve even asked their parents to arrange therapy for them. Often, they are opposed to coming to therapy on the simple grounds that it’s something their parents want them to do. Continue reading

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